Presentation on theme: "1 Indiana Department of Environmental Management Budget Presentation FY 2014 - 2015."— Presentation transcript:
1 Indiana Department of Environmental Management Budget Presentation FY
2 IDEM’s mission is to implement Federal and State regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing for the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial and governmental activities vital to a prosperous economy. IDEM Mission Statement
3 Agency Structure Core Programs Office of Air Quality Office of Land Quality Office of Water Quality Support Programs Office of Compliance Support Office of Chief of Staff, all administrative duties The Office of Legal Counsel and Criminal Investigations
Major Agency Accomplishments FY Elimination of program permit backlogs – IDEM now issues permits in less than 85% of the statutory allowed days. Dramatic reduction of enforcement action backlogs. All IDEM paper documents are now available electronically through the Virtual File Cabinet. 4
5 Office of Air Quality The mission of the Office of Air Quality is to assure all Hoosiers breathe air that meets all health-based air quality standards. The Office achieves this by developing and implementing state air quality control plans, evaluating and issuing construction and operating permits, inspecting facilities to verify that they continue to meet regulatory requirements and monitoring air quality across the state.
Major Accomplishments FY Office of Air Quality (OAQ) EPA has designated the entire State as attainment for the 0.08 ppm ozone standard. EPA has designated all of the State except the Indianapolis and the Louisville areas as attainment for the PM 2.5 standard. IDEM has demonstrated that mint farm air emissions do not require permitting. Implemented outdoor hydronic heater regulation. 6
Office of Land Quality The mission of the Office of Land Quality is to protect, restore and maintain the quality of Indiana’s land by assuring the proper management of waste, clean-up of contaminated sites and the protection of public health and the environment from environmental emergencies. The Office issues permits and provides compliance assistance to facilities including waste processing facilities, solid and hazardous waste landfills, auto salvage yards, superfund sites and confined feeding operations. 7
Major Accomplishments FY Office of Land Quality (OLQ) Completed Remediation Closure Guidance and Remediation Program Guidance to meet current Indiana law and scientific understanding of risks. New Confined Feeding Operation and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation regulations to protect Indiana farmers and the environment under recent court decisions. Online underground storage tank operator training. 8
Office of Water Quality The mission of the Office of Water Quality is to monitor, protect and improve Indiana’s water quality to ensure its continued use as a drinking water source, habitat for wildlife, recreational resource and economic asset. The Office achieves this by developing rules, guidance, policies and procedures, assessing surface and ground water quality, regulating and monitoring drinking water supplies and waste water facilities, protecting watersheds and wetlands, providing outreach and assistance to the public and regulated community while supporting environmentally responsible economic development. 9
10 Major Accomplishments FY Office of Water Quality (OWQ) Adoption of new statewide Antidegradation Rule which establishes procedures to evaluate the level of pollutants allowable while still preserving water quality. 106 of Indiana’s 108 Combined Sewer Overflow communities addressed, with a plan to address the remaining two and 35 programs fully implemented. Issued 27 of 28 power plant permits between 2010 to 2012.
11 Office of Compliance Support The Office of Compliance Support oversees Quality Management, Safety and Health, the four Regional offices, and the Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance. The Office of Compliance Support is committed to find better ways to support Agency program objectives and to help others voluntarily prevent pollution and understand, achieve and exceed environmental responsibilities through confidential technical assistance, education, and financial support.
12 Major Accomplishments FY Office of Compliance Support Provided leadership and assistance for the most environmentally friendly Super Bowl in history. Implemented e-waste program to increase recycling of unwanted electronic devices. Responded to 4,000 inquiries for environmental information, provided environmental assistance to 500 entities and environmental education outreach to 28,313 Hoosier students at 181 schools.
13 Office of the Chief of Staff, all administrative duties The mission of the Office of the Chief of Staff is to provide support activities and necessary oversight to agency offices allowing those offices to accomplish their objectives. The Office of the Chief of Staff programs include Human Resources, Finance, Information Services, Media and Communications Services.
14 Office of Legal Counsel and Criminal Investigations The mission of the Office of Legal Counsel and Criminal Investigations is to provide in-house counsel services, rules and legislation services, criminal investigation services, creation and/or review of all contracts and grants, and preparation of cases for referral to the Attorney General in support of the agency’s core programs.
15 Current & Proposed Budget Comparison Current: FY $134,642,715 * Dedicated: $86,384,413 (64.16% of Total Budget) *Includes $41,617,347 from Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF) *Dedicated: $86,505,653 (64.32% of Total Budget) *Includes $38,966,760 from Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF) Proposed: FY $134,495,212 ELTF Federal: $24,381,116 (18.13%) General: $23,608,443 (17.55%) Federal: $23,919,701 (17.76%) General: $24,338,601 (18.08%)
16 Funding Sources General Funds Requesting $23,608,443 per year for FY biennium Dedicated Funds Requesting $86,505,653 per year for FY biennium Dedicated funds include $38,966,760 per year for ELTF
17 Funding Sources Federal Funds Agency’s federal grant funding for FY 2014 and FY 2015 is projected at $24,381,116 per year. On average, a state match of 46% of our federal funds is required.
18 IDEM’s Key Challenges Maintaining environmental progress in the face of recent budget challenges and new federal requirements.
19 FY 2013 – 2015 Biennium Objectives Implement programs to ensure that every county meets all newly strengthened U.S. EPA air quality standards. Document water quality improvements and continue progress towards all waters meeting all of the standards. Continue issuing quality environmental permits in less time than allowed by law.
20 FY 2013 – 2015 Biennium Objectives Improve the scientific basis of U.S. EPA and IDEM regulations. Become the leading state in helping and cooperatively partnering with regulated entities to improve environmental quality. Remediation of lead contaminated soil at Superfund site in neighborhood yards outside of Evansville. Work to coordinate and/or consolidate the various water pollution control and supply programs.